Car Safety Tools

10 Apr

This morning I tweeted about window breakers. Have you seen those before? They look like small hammers, but their tip is specially designed to break through car windows in case of emergency.  If your door was jammed and you needed to get out of your car, a window smasher could save your life. They often come with seatbelt cutter blades, making them multi-purpose safety tools.

I keep a large window breaker (like this) in my car, but I also have a small one on my key chain in case I ever run into trouble while riding with someone else.  I LOVE the mini one because it detaches from your key ring with only a sharp tug, so you can use it even while your keys are in the ignition. This was actually a Christmas present from my grandma…she’s so smart!

Do you have a window smasher in your car?

Do you own a mini one too? 

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2 Responses to “Car Safety Tools”

  1. Jen September 1, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    I keep a center punch or nail punch in my car near my seat. I saw it used on a disaster preparedness show on TV once.

    • Karl March 2, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

      The Mythbusters episode about escaping from a car that’s underwater showed the glass-breaking hammers and the sping-loaded center punches. Adam & Jamie were both impressed at how well both tools worked.

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